Preparing for a Home Inspection

A little preparation can go a long way in getting ready for a home inspection.  If you’ve just sold your home, you want it to be in the best shape possible.  The sale may be contingent on a favorable inspection, and you may be responsible for repairs prior to closing.  It’s best to keep the repair list as minor as possible.  So, before putting your house on the market, take care of some basic maintenance issues that will surely come up:

  • Clean all gutters.  Inspect and repair any roof damage.
  • Make sure mulch is 6-8″ away from the siding of your house.
  • Paint all weathered wood on the outside of your home.  Caulk around the trim, windows, and doors.
  • Replace or clean all filters.
  • Replace burned out light bulbs. 
  • Make sure all plumbing fixtures are in good condition, clean, and free from leaks.
  • Make sure there is access to all electrical panels, water heaters, etc.

Familiarize yourself with what a home inspection covers.  For a sample home inspection report (thanks to Brian Connelly, certified home inspector with Inspection Services in Rock Hill), visit the link below:

http://www.inspect-service.com/Reports/HomeInspectionReport.pdf

Brian’s website has some excellent information on home inspections, what to expect, and frequently asked questions.

http://www.inspect-service.com/default.htm

To return to my website:  http://www.TheLakeWylieMan.com

 

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